Alabama Scenic River Trail

The Alabama Scenic River Trail is a recreational and tourism route destination for paddled and powered boats.

photo: Coosa River in Wetumpka. Part of the Alabama Scenic River Trail. Photo by Callie Thornton. Type: Water Trail, National Water Trails System
Length: 631.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Boating, Motorized
Camping
Fishing
Swimming
Swimming - Diving/snorkeling
Agency: Nonprofit
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Directions

Location: From where the Coosa River enters the state in its northeast sector to Fort Morgan on the Gulf of Mexico, Numerous boat launches the full length of the Coosa and Alabama Rivers the length of Alabama.

States: Alabama
Counties: Multiple
Latitude: 30.68671   Longitude: -88.00302

Numerous boat launches along the Coosa and Alabama Rivers the full length of Alabama

Description

The Alabama Scenic River Trail is a recreational and tourism route destination for paddled and powered boats. At approximately 631 miles in length (the suitability of various river channels will vary the exact route for different types of watercraft), the trail will be the longest in a single state in the U.S. The Trail begins at the point where the Coosa River enters Alabama just northeast of Cedar Bluff, and continues down the Coosa River to its confluence with the Tallapoosa near Wetumpka.

From this conjunction the trail follows the Alabama River to its junction with the Tombigbee/Warrior system just north of Mobile. The Trail then proceeds along the Mobile River and through the Tensaw-Mobile delta, along the Tensaw River and its tributaries to Mobile Bay. To avoid maritime traffic, paddleboats follow a slightly different route to the Trail's terminus at Fort Morgan.

The Trail is designed to be clean and hospitable, and activities of the Trail Association will include conservation stewardship, and outreach projects, to ensure the Trail's family-friendly aspect. A system of signs will be installed to direct potential users to put-ins and take-outs. Guide and promotional literature will emphasize access to tourist, historical, recreational, shopping, and dining points of interest to Trail travelers.

Additional Details

Primary Surface: Water, moving
Secondary Surface: None
Average Grade: 0%
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: 172
Year Designated: 1980

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: Featured NRT page from American Trails
Website: National Water Trails System

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
Fred Couch
Alabama Scenic River Trail Association
P.O. Box 182
Choccolocco , AL 36254
(256) 591-0437
fredcanoes@aol.com
http://www.alabamascenicrivertrail.com

 

Photos

Graves Bridge

Graves Bridge

Alabama River Trail

Alabama River Trail

 

Alabama Scenic River Trail

Alabama Scenic River Trail

Alabama Scenic River Trail. Photo by JoAnn Johnson.

Alabama Scenic River Trail. Photo by JoAnn Johnson.

 

Coosa River in Wetumpka. Part of the Alabama Scenic River Trail. Photo by Callie Thornton.

Coosa River in Wetumpka. Part of the Alabama Scenic River Trail. Photo by Callie Thornton.

Ribbon cutting scene. Photo by Rob Grant.

Ribbon cutting scene. Photo by Rob Grant.

 

Coosa morning.

Coosa morning.

 

Gadsden Bridge.

Gadsden Bridge.

Whites Bluff.

Whites Bluff.

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